Capons in casselys
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This entry is a re-creation of a recipe from MS Douce 257 (England, 1381), entitled "Capons in casselys". [insert a brief description of dish here, possibly including any or all of the following: characteristics of the final dish, when or how it might have been served, and why you selected it]

The Source Recipe
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Capons in casselys. Nym caponys & schald hem. Nym a penne & opyn þe sckyn at þe heuyd & blowe hem tyl þe sckyn ryse from þe flesche, & do of þe skyn al hole. & seþ þe lyre of hennyn & olkys of heyryn & god powder, & make a farsure, & fil ful þe skyn and perboyle yt, & do yt on a spete & rost yt and droppe yt wyþ olkes of eyryn & god powder rostyng. & nym þe caponys body & larde yt, & roste it, & nym almaunde mylk and amydoun and mak a batur, & droppe þe body rostyng, & serue yt forþe.

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XXVIII - FOR TO MAKE CAPONS IN CASSELYS. Nym caponys and schald hem nym a penne and opyn the skyn at the hevyd and blowe hem tyl the skyn ryse from the flesshe and do of the skyn al hole and seth the lyre of Hennyn and zolkys of heyryn and god powder and make a Farsure and fil ful the skyn and parboyle yt and do yt on a spete and rost yt and droppe yt wyth zolkys of eyryn and god powder rostyng and nym the caponys body and larde yt and roste it and nym almaunde mylk and amydoun and mak a batur and droppe the body rostyng and serve yt forthe. [Forme of Cury]

Capons in Cassolyce. Take capons and schalde and pyke hom þen. Þe skyn þou opon, as I þe kenne, Be hynde þo hede, blaw hym with penne. Þenne ryses þo skyn before, Rayse up þo skyn alle hole abowte, Take porke and hen flesshe with outen doute, And 3olkes of eyren and gode powder. Of alle þo thynges þou make farsure, And farse þo skyn and perboyle hit wele. Þen larde þo capone, rost hym yche dele. Of almonde mylke and amydone Make bater, and coloure hit anone With safron. serve hit at fyre rostande, Enbene hit wele withe þy ry3t honde. [Liber cure cocorum [Sloane MS 1986]]

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heyryn: Eggs. (from German)
amydoun: Wheat starch, or occasionally rye starch. Corn starch can be used as a modern substitute.

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Searchable index of "MS Douce 257". Medieval Cookery.
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Searchable index of "Forme of Cury". Medieval Cookery.
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Searchable index of "Liber cure cocorum [Sloane MS 1986]". Medieval Cookery.
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